Sept. 5, 2019
Photo courtesy of Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee
Golden Performance
at the Parapan Am Games

The Parapan American Games wrapped up on Sept. 1 and Saskatchewan athletes returned from the international event with one gold medal, four silvers and two bronze.

They include Erica Gavel of Prince Albert (pictured above), a member of the gold medal-winning women’s wheelchair basketball team, and swimmer Krystal Shaw of Moose Jaw, who won four medals.

This adds to the seven medals collected by Saskatchewan athletes at the last month’s Pan Am Games. Saskatchewan’s combined contingent within Team Canada at the Parapan Am and Pan Am Games included 16 athletes and six coaches. Three Saskatchewan officials were also appointed to the Parapan Am Games.  

Congratulations to Team Canada. We are #SaskProud of everyone who represented Saskatchewan!
July Athlete of the Month
Jarret Kenke of Saskatoon is Sask Sport’s Athlete of the Month for July.

Jarret won silver in the men’s K2 1000 m race at the Pan American Games. In addition to that performance, Kenke placed fourth in the men’s K4 500 m competition. 
National Indigenous Coaching Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the National Indigenous Coaching Awards presented by the Aboriginal Sport Circle in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada.

The awards honour the accomplishments of a coach within a given program year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31). Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Applicants must be Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

  • Applicants must be active within the year of nomination (Sept. 1, 2018-Aug. 31, 2019).

  • Applications must demonstrate sportsmanship, fair play and ethics in sport.

The nomination deadline is Sept. 13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 
Indigenous Coach Professional
Development Opportunity
The Indigenous Coaches and Officials Program, along with Sask Sport, is sending three coaches to attend the annual Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference in Richmond, B.C., on Nov. 7-9.

The conference is for coaches, researchers, sport executives and administrators. It consists of three full days of learning, professional development and networking with the top minds and leaders of the Canadian sport, business and education communities.

To apply, visit saskcoach.ca/ICOPevent.php and fill out the application form by Sept. 22 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
Nutrition Webinars
The Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and Government of Saskatchewan are working together in an effort to support healthy food choices in Saskatchewan recreation settings with the overall goal to have healthy choices available any time food and drinks are offered.

Sport organizers are invited to participate in a three-part series of webinars that will provide useful information that complements the health and nutrition services provided throughout the year by the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan.

Creating Supportive Food Environments in Saskatchewan Recreation & Sport Settings

Part 1  
Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. CST

Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. CST

Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. CST

No advance registration is required. More information on this series is available below.
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